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Remarks Stir Controversy: Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Right Watch.

Human Rights Watch and Its Saudi Donors

In a concerted campaign targeting the credibility of Human Rights Watch, Israel and some of its supporters are charging the group sought to raise funds from wealthy Saudis in part by highlighting its criticisms of Israel and the group’s resistance to pro-Israel forces in Washington.

Historic Union Torn Apart in Messy Divorce

The offices of union boss Bruce Raynor were, until recently, a physical testament to the Jewish labor movement’s enduring power.

Livni’s Leadership Faces Challenge From Inside and Outside Her Party

The stage looks set for a war over the future of Kadima, in which party leader Tzipi Livni could be forced to defend her leadership and the unity of the party.

Maternal Combustion: Deborah Copaken Kogan, one of the ?momoirists,? with her children (from left,) Leo, Sasha and Jacob.

The Jewish Mother, Revisited

Four years ago, author Ayelet Waldman wrote in a New York Times essay, “I love my husband more than my children.” And she was pilloried. In May, she came out with “Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace,” a new bestselling book from Doubleday that extolls the virtues — with all its conflicts — of modern motherhood as an exercise in laxity. And now, she said, “All I get is, ‘Amen, sister.’”

Declaring World Peace! European imams and rabbis take turns at the podium during a visit to the United Nations General Assembly on July 20. Two dozen clerics traveled to New York and Washington to take part in an interfaith dialogue.

Muslims and Jews From Europe Size Up U.S. as a Model for Coexistence

Can visits to Ellis Island, Yankee Stadium, Manhattan’s 96th Street Mosque, Yeshiva University, the White House and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum — among other American landmarks — give Jewish and Muslim leaders from Europe a model that not only will help them combat antisemitism and Islamophobia, but also instill within them a vision for religious integration and interfaith dialogue?